Margarita Grilled Chicken Breasts

Classic fresh margarita flavors take a spin on the grill with these succulent chicken breasts.
Prep 10 Minutes
Total Time 45 Minutes
Servings 4

Ingredient List

  • 1 orange
  • 1 lime
  • 2 tablespoons tequila
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 packet (.85 oz) Old El Paso™ Chicken Taco Seasoning Mix
  • 4 boneless skinless chicken breasts (1 1/2 lb)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • Cooked white rice, if desired
Recipe Continues Below


  1. Heat gas or charcoal grill. Grate 1/2 teaspoon peel from orange; grate 1/2 teaspoon peel from lime. Cut orange and lime in half; set aside.
  2. In gallon-size resealable food-storage plastic bag, mix orange and lime peels, tequila, honey, oil and taco seasoning mix. Add chicken; seal bag. Shake until chicken is evenly coated. Refrigerate at least 10 minutes but no longer than 2 hours.
  3. Place chicken on grill over medium heat. Discard any remaining marinade. Cover grill; cook 12 to 15 minutes, turning once, until juice of chicken is clear when center of thickest part is cut (at least 165°F). Let stand 5 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, place halved orange and lime, cut sides down, on grill. Cook 3 to 6 minutes, until cut side is charred. Cool slightly, then cut into wedges.
  5. Top chicken with cilantro; serve with charred citrus wedges and rice.

Expert Tips

  • Obviously, the best pairing for this meal is its namesake -- serve with a cool, fresh margarita!
  • Want even more authentic tequila flavor? Use agave nectar in place of the honey.


  • 1 Serving Calories 250 (Calories from Fat 60);  Total Fat 7g (Saturated Fat 1 1/2g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 105mg;  Sodium 210mg;  Potassium 390mg;  Total Carbohydrate 8g (Dietary Fiber 1g ,Sugars 4g);  Protein 38g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 4%;  Vitamin C 20%;  Calcium 4%;  Iron 8%
  • Exchanges: 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;  5 1/2 Very Lean Meat;  1 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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